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Don't Believe Everything You Read About Spiders--Or Anything Else for that Matter!

The woodlouse spider, Dysderca crocata, is neither a new species nor deadly, contrary to a Facebook hoax disguised as a public service announcement. (Photo by Michel Vuijlsteke, courtesy of Wikipedia)

Just a hoax. A fear-mongering hoax. A so-called Facebook "public service announcement" on Aug. 21 that warned of a “new deadly spider species” spreading across the United States went viral, but it was all fake news. The images that the South...

The woodlouse spider, Dysderca crocata, is neither a new species nor deadly, contrary to a Facebook hoax disguised as a public service announcement. (Photo by Michel Vuijlsteke, courtesy of Wikipedia)
The woodlouse spider, Dysderca crocata, is neither a new species nor deadly, contrary to a Facebook hoax disguised as a public service announcement. (Photo by Michel Vuijlsteke, courtesy of Wikipedia)

The woodlouse spider, Dysderca crocata, is neither a new species nor deadly, contrary to a Facebook hoax disguised as a public service announcement. (Photo by Michel Vuijlsteke, courtesy of Wikipedia)

This is a male woodlouse spider, Dysderca crocata. (Photo © Hans Hillewaert, courtesy of Wikipedia)
This is a male woodlouse spider, Dysderca crocata. (Photo © Hans Hillewaert, courtesy of Wikipedia)

This is a male woodlouse spider, Dysderca crocata. (Photo © Hans Hillewaert, courtesy of Wikipedia)

I Am NOT Afraid of Spiders!

Louisa Lo, executive administrative assistant for Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology, sits next a sign proclaiming she is not afraid of spiders. She is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Repeat after me. “I am NOT afraid of spiders. I am NOT afraid of spiders. I am NOT afraid of spiders.” That sign, “I am NOT afraid of spiders,” greeted Louisa Lo, executive administrative assistant for Bruce Hammock,...

Louisa Lo, executive administrative assistant for Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology, sits next a sign proclaiming she is not afraid of spiders. She is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Louisa Lo, executive administrative assistant for Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology, sits next a sign proclaiming she is not afraid of spiders. She is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Louisa Lo, executive administrative assistant for Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology, sits next a sign proclaiming she is not afraid of spiders. She is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 2:12 PM
 
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